Collaborating Faculty

Gabriele Kasper

Moore Hall 554
Phone: (808) 956 8610


Educational Background

Dr. phil. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Research Areas

  • Language and social interaction
  • Socially grounded approaches to SLA
  • Qualitative research methodology


Gabriele Kasper teaches and conducts research on multilingual speakers’ participation in social interaction from the perspective of conversation analysis and related discursive approaches. She is interested in the organization of institutional talk, the discursive production of identities, the visibly social side of cognition, affect, and learning, and the development of interactional competencies. Her contributions to research methodology in second language studies include early publications on verbal protocols and speech act pragmatics. Recently she has been concerned with methodological questions in the application of conversation analysis to second language talk and standard research methods.